VIDEO CONTENT | Episode #1 of Business Basics For Photographers

VIDEO CONTENT | Episode #1 of Business Basics For Photographers

I won't take up too much of your time in text today, but I wanted to share this extremely valuable chunk of content with you. I recently started a video series detailing the ins and outs of beginning a photography business and essentially, JUST GET STARTED! The best phrase I've heard regarding motivation to just begin comes from Lara Casey of Cultivate What Matters. Paraphrased, she says, "Just begin today. One year from now, you'll be so glad you did." 

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Can You Tell The Difference Between An Entry Level Camera vs. Professional Grade Camera?

Can You Tell The Difference Between An Entry Level Camera vs. Professional Grade Camera?

So, photography can be expensive, am I right? Yes. I am. If you've ever researched gear and the works out of a desire to start your own business or pursue it as a hobby, you quickly closed that computer screen down and put your dream on the shelf. You saw that a "legit" business requires around $10,000 worth of gear and that's just the beginning. You have kids, you have the mortgage, you have vacation, family plans and dreams, and well, $10,000 for what could at best be a very expensive hobby just doesn't seem worth it.

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My Favorite Educational Resources For Photographers And Artists

My Favorite Educational Resources For Photographers And Artists

It's no secret that I have a heart for newbs. Like, seriously. I want to help and support young business owners and entrepreneurs the best way I can. It takes a lot of hard work that only you can do, but it makes no sense to go it alone, does it? So along that same vein, I have to stress the importance of EDUCATION. I actually believe that you should never stop learning as a photographer or artist and that investing in education is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. Learn, learn, learn, soak, soak, soak in as much as you can when you first start and throughout your career! 

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How To Frame Your Images In Photoshop Elements | Video Content

How To Frame Your Images In Photoshop Elements | Video Content

I love a clean, white frame on an image. There is something about the lines and shapes of  a minimal frame that makes my insides giddy! If you're looking to add a finishing touch on your images, then this video may be for you! I am using Photoshop Elements here, so this video may not apply to you if you are using a different editing program. But it should be applicable to any Adobe Photoshop version. Do you have any requests for more tutorials of this nature? I am having a blast doing this so gimme your Adobe related requests and I would love to make a video out of it!

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Edit With Me In Lightroom | Video Content

Edit With Me In Lightroom | Video Content

Happy Monday! I hope your day has been filled with plenty of coffee, productivity, and inspiration! Mondays sure can bring fresh beginnings and inspiration. I'm very excited to add to my canon of video content by sharing an editing session with you. The theme of this video is improvement. You can always learn and grow. So I'm revisiting my well-loved Psalm 47 session from earlier this year to edit according to my current style.

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The Everywoman's Guide To Taking Better Photos

The Everywoman's Guide To Taking Better Photos

You're not a photographer. You're not trying to be. But you and a large percentage of the world has a cellphone with a camera on it. There's no escaping it. You view Facebook albums online of people who have had professional portraits made of whatever event is going on lately. You even see the classic mom's-iphone-pic-of-child where the camera is angled downward because we're taller than our kids, duh. And they are CUTE!!!! But somehow, your brain just doesn't function like that and all your pictures are blurry, too bright, too dark, have awful flash, or even feature the beloved finger over the camera. Maybe you just want to take one good picture of your child before school and or before a meltdown.

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My Top Tips For Traveling To A Photoshoot

My Top Tips For Traveling To A Photoshoot

So you've booked your destination photoshoot, they've paid their travel fee and you've got your car all gassed up to leave. How exciting! Here's a few tips for for your trip so everything goes smoothly and you can focus on what you are traveling to do.....have a great photoshoot! I hope this list poses more as a great place to be reminded of practical, well-known items rather than "I've never thought of that before!" items. ;) So perhaps this prompts you to get something done on your list of pre-travel to-do's.

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